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Ginsters

We are one of the country's leading producers of chilled foods.

What we do:

We are the number one brand in Savoury Pastry and we are distributed in almost 90% of the grocery stores across Great Britain.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Ginsters began the “Healthy Workplace Initiative” in 2006 as an important part of the company’s commitment to its people, encouraging staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle through wellbeing and physical activity.

Recent health and well being activities:

Health Events:

  • Facilitation of Smoking Cessation support and groups.
  • On-site health checks and chiropractor screening sessions.
  • Promotion of health awareness campaigns: Jump into January / Be Clear on Cancer / No smoking - Proud to be a quitter / Sun Awareness / Men's Health Week / Diabetes Awareness to name a few.
  • Promoting “Wellbeing” – the 5 Steps to Wellbeing. Volunteering days at Mount Edgcumbe and CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) plus soup runs for the homeless organised with the Salvation Army. Positivity training open to all staff.

Improving / promoting physical fitness:

  • Samworth Challenge and the Get Active Workplace Challenge 2015.
  • Free fitness plans, classes, badminton, table tennis and on-site gym - open 24 hours 7 days a week for employees & their partners.
  • Free allotments on-site
“Recognising that employees perform at their best when they are happy and healthy and that optimal employee performance is necessary for the company to be a leader in its field, the Ginsters Healthy Workplace Programme aims to improve employee health and well-being.”

- Director
Employee Feedback

"I am lucky to work for an organisation whose management has whole-heartedly supported me throughout the process of obtaining the Healthy Workplace Awards.  The Directors have never said ‘no’ and it is great to know that my employer is interested in everyone’s well-being at work.  Not only have they approved my initiatives but they have also led by example and joined in some of them too.  They have committed, what are for us, scarce resources and agreed more flexible working policies as well as offering support to staff who may struggle with work or with personal problems through solid employment policies and management techniques"- Louise Mallas, YMCA Cornwall

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